Major emergency search after person spotted in river

Police have issued an appeal for information after fire crews, coastguard and RNLI teams were called to the River Tay

Major emergency search after person spotted in River Tay in Perth Google Maps

Police and coastguard have launched an urgent search for a person missing in the River Tay.

Emergency services were called at around 10.15pm on Monday after a sighting of a person in the water near North Inch in Perth.

Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard and RNLI crews were despatched to the scene.

Despite efforts, the person has yet to be found, and the search continues as police appealed to the public for help.

Sergeant Paul Smith said: “Our search remains ongoing for this person, and we are asking for the public’s assistance to help trace them.

“If you were in the area of the River Tay last night and saw or heard anything that might assist us in our search, please get in touch as soon as possible via 101 quoting incident number 4389 of September 11.”